Oh, okay, I'm not being a pest then. My horse has been there 11 days and I emailed him about a week in, didn't get a response. My BFF who uses this trainer says he hardly checks his email. But she did talk to him because she just got her horse back from training and I got a little update on my horse through her, so I feel he's been working with him.
However, I would like to get an update first hand so I called two days ago and he said he was driving and would call me back, but I never got a call back. That was on a Friday and this is the weekend now, so I figure I will wait until early next week and try again.
I just sort of wanted reassurance the horse was doing okay, even though I know 11 days in he hasn't been able to do much with the horse.
If I could get an update weekly I would be really happy!
I guess I am just looking for reassurance because this is my first horse I have sent out for training and I have been having a hard time getting him mannerly myself.
I can't be there for his training because he is almost at the other end of the state. I choose this trainer for his track record with my friend's horses and another friend of her's horses. So even though I can't be there, I feel like I've seen his handiwork. So (crossing fingers) it will be a good choice. My friend pretty well sends them out for training, gets them back and trail rides them no problem.
I've been told the trainer rides the horses out solo all the time once they are broke enough to do so, and that's what I want, a good trail horse. I had another trainer I could have used closer to home who also would have trained ME (and he was cheaper, go figure) but I wasn't sure he really rode the horses outside the arena much. So I tried to choose someone who would ride the colt out in the real world.
So anyway, if I can get him back pretty ride-able I will be happy. If all goes well he will be there for 90 days.
So if I call once every week or two I shouldn't be a huge pest then.
I just wish the trainer would call ME and I wouldn't have to bug him. I didn't anticipate communication being a problem.